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In the high seas, scientists uncover a ‘vortex of life’

By Kiley Price

June 30, 2021
On the surface, the international waters off the coasts of Peru and Chile are a seemingly barren expanse. But beneath the waves, two underwater mountain chains — known as the Salas y Gómez and Nazca ridges — are bursting with life, according to a new study.
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